Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy deals with a diabetic complication that affects the eyes of a diabetic patient. It involves the damage to the blood vessels appearing at the back of the eye called as the retina.

At the initial stage, diabetic retinopathy may cause mild vision problems and show no particular symptoms. And gradually, it may lead to blindness. The condition can be found in anyone who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

If you have longer and less controlled diabetes, you are more likely to develop such a complicated eye condition.  As the problem progresses, the diabetic retinopathy symptoms prevail. It includes the dark spot in your vision, fluctuating vision, impaired color vision, blurred vision or vision loss. And the diabetic retinopathy usually hits both the eyes.

The cautious management of your diabetes is the most effective way to prevent the vision loss. Even if your vision seems fine, you must get it checked by the doctor after every year with proper dilation process. And if you have a pregnancy, you should not take the risk to overlook the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy.

The prime cause of the condition is the rising level of sugar content in the blood that eventually leads to the blockage of tiny blood vessels that carry nourishment to the retina. 
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